Roberts Duvall and Downey Jr. star side by side for the first time in the new family drama, The Judge. The film follows the story of a dysfunctional father/son relationship between successful, big city lawyer Hank Palmer (Robert Downey Jr.) and his father Judge Joseph Palmer (Duvall). When Hank’s father becomes the lead suspect in a murder trail, Hank must return to his childhood home and confront not only his past, but his estranged family as well. The film hits theaters October 10, but The A.V. Club has an opportunity for you to attend an early screening October 6, here in Chicago. For a chance to receive event passes simply follow the link here and enter the RSVP code AVCLUB1KZX. Remember, seating is first come, first serve, so arrive early! A synopsis and trailer for the film can be found below.
“Oscar nominee Robert Downey Jr. and Oscar winner Robert Duvall are teamed for the first time in the drama “The Judge.” Big city lawyer Hank Palmer (Downey) returns to his childhood home where his estranged father, the town’s judge (Duvall), is suspected of murder. He sets out to discover the truth and along the way reconnects with the family he walked away from years before.”